Rose (Tascher de La Pagerie) Bonaparte
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Marie Josèphe Rose (Tascher de La Pagerie) Bonaparte (1763 - 1814)

Empress Marie Josèphe Rose (Rose) "Josèphine" Bonaparte formerly Tascher de La Pagerie aka de Beauharnais
Born in Les Trois-Îlets, Martinique, French Colonymap
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Wife of — married 13 Dec 1779 (to 23 Jul 1794) in Paris, Francemap
Wife of — married 9 Mar 1796 (to 10 Jan 1810) [location unknown]
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Died in Rueil-Malmaison, Île-de-France, Francemap
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Rose (Tascher de La Pagerie) Bonaparte is Notable.

Widow of Alexandre de Beauharnais
1st wife of Napoleon I

Marie Josephe Rose was baptized on 27 July 1763 in Trois-Îlets, aged five weeks. She was the daughter of Joseph Gaspard de Taschers, seigneur de la Pagerie, and Marie Roze Desvergers de Sanois.[1]

Napoleon declared himself Emperor of the French in a ceremony held on 2 December 1804 and then crowned Josephine at Notre-Dame de Paris.[2][3][4]

She died on 29 May 1814 at Palais de La Malmaison.[5]


  1. acte de baptême: Archives Nationales d'Outre-Mer: Martinique, TROIS-ILETS, 1763, vue 25, consulté le 23 juillet 2019
  2. 13 Facts About Notre Dame Cathedral, by Allison C Meier, April 15, 2019:
  4. Fire Mauls Beloved Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris, The New York Times:
  5. acte de décès: Archives départementales des Hauts-de-Seine: Rueil Malmaison, Décès, 1814, Cote E_NUM_RUE214, acte 44, vue 16, consulté le 24 juillet 2019

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French wives did not take their husbands last name, in my understanding. I believe her current last name should be Tascher de la Pagerie, not Bonaparte.
posted by Duane Poncy

Rose is 24 degrees from Ludwig Kraayenbrink, 12 degrees from Henry VIII of England and 18 degrees from Ferdinand von Zeppelin on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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